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Carbonix and H3 Dynamics join forces to build Australia’s first hydrogen VTOL Unmanned Aircraft

Carbonix and H3 Dynamics are coming together to begin the development and production of the first Australian hydrogen-electric VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) unmanned aircraft system (UAS).

H3 Dynamics has been working on cutting-edge hydrogen UAV technology for over 15 years and has just released a new ground-breaking hydrogen-electric nacelle technology.

Compared to batteries, hydrogen-electric systems will increase flight durations by several orders of magnitude, matching the scale of the Australian continent, its low population density, and its globally unique experience in “beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) commercial drone operations.

The newly announced partnership aligns with Australia’s broader hydrogen and decarbonization plans, in Carbonix’s key end-user markets, such as mining and logistics, where passenger aircraft and helicopters, as well as battery or combustion engine drones, are already being used – and could now be converted to using locally-produced hydrogen, further fueling the success of major Australian companies.